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Draymond Green thinks Warriors were more vulnerable last season

The Golden State Warriors started showing signs of mortality for the first time last season, looking unmotivated and at times scoffing at the importance of the regular season. Injuries late through the 2017-18 campaign caused them to finish below the 60-win mark, with a 58-24 record seven wins behind the West-leading Houston Rockets. Draymond Green […] The post Draymond Green thinks Warriors were more vulnerable last season appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Kevin Durant surprised Boogie didn’t drop 20 points in Warriors’ debut | NBA on ESPN

Kevin Durant weighs in on DeMarcus Cousins’ 15 minutes on the floor in his return from injury against the L.A. Clippers in Boogie’s first game with the Golden State Warriors. ✔

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Recap: The Warriors boogie down in a 112-94 win over the Clippers

In the most anticipated return of the year, DeMarcus Cousins showed out when it counted most to help the Warriors cruise to a 112-94 win over the Clippers. Since DeMarcus Cousins announced his decision to join the Golden State Warriors in July of last year, the league has been crying in angst and quivering in fear about the potential devastation this partnership could wreck upon the league. Even though he was coming back from a debilitating achilles injury and didn’t have a single minute of game time shared with the Warrior’s championship core, just the thought of what the sum of those...

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Warriors, 112, Clippers, 94: DeMarcus Cousins’ debut goes well

Warriors' DeMarcus Cousins has impressive debut after sitting out for almost a year with left Achilles tendon injury

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Video: Showtime ad details return of Warriors’ DeMarcus Cousins after season-ending Achilles injury

A little past the halfway mark of the 2018-19 regular season, DeMarcus Cousins is slated to make his debut in a Golden State Warriors uniform on Friday against the LA Clippers. The wait is indeed over. Showtime Sports tweeted a one-minute video showcasing the grind Cousins endured after suffering a torn Achilles in late January, nine […] The post Video: Showtime ad details return of Warriors’ DeMarcus Cousins after season-ending Achilles injury appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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The Warriors are back on track

Their recent spurt has put them in a great position heading into the second half of the season. The Golden State Warriors didn’t have the best first half of the season. After a good start, the team fell apart when Stephen Curry was out with injury. The uncertainty of Kevin Durant’s future led to locker room drama, and Klay Thompson and Draymond Green struggled to find their rhythm. Even when Curry returned, the team struggled to find an offensive identity, and their regular-season defense has slipped once again. A variety of problems have caused this slump. Foremost among them is...

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Medical expert does not think Warriors’ DeMarcus Cousins will recapture form prior to injury

The entire NBA is on watch as DeMarcus Cousins is slated to make his NBA debut this Friday night. He will return in the Golden State Warriors game against the Los Angeles Clippers in Staples Center after missing almost 12 months. Having him on the court will undoubtedly be huge for Golden State, but one […] The post Medical expert does not think Warriors’ DeMarcus Cousins will recapture form prior to injury appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Warriors’ DeMarcus Cousins claims he’s not the same player: ‘I’ve gotten better’

The clock is officially ticking on DeMarcus Cousins’ awaited return after missing close to a full calendar year with a torn Achilles, an injury that ended his season with the New Orleans Pelicans. Now a member of the villainized Golden State Warriors, Cousins claims he won’t be the same double-double stud who suited up for […] The post Warriors’ DeMarcus Cousins claims he’s not the same player: ‘I’ve gotten better’ appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Warriors’ DeMarcus Cousins avoided making season debut vs. Pelicans, despite trying to return before Friday timetable

Golden State Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins, who has been sidelined due to a an Achilles injury for the entire first half of this season, didn’t want to make his debut against the New Orleans Pelicans, according to a report from Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports. Cousins is expected to make his debut with the Warriors […] The post Warriors’ DeMarcus Cousins avoided making season debut vs. Pelicans, despite trying to return before Friday timetable appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Kurtenbach: The Warriors just sent a not-so-kind message to the rest of the NBA

The Warriors' season has been defined by injury, in-fighting, and apathy, but it seems as if the team has turned a corner.

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LeBron James will not play when the Warriors visit the Lakers

Golden State’s rival has yet to fully recover from an injury suffered the last time the two teams met. The Golden State Warriors have gotten very used to seeing LeBron James over the last few years, and NBA fans have grown accustomed to watching one of the best teams of all time face off against one of the best players of all time. Unfortunately, it appears that won’t happen this week. The Warriors are set to visit the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday for a nationally televised showdown. But James, who has missed 11 games with a groin injury, is unlikely to play. The Lakers ruled James out...

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Worst-case injury scenario for LeBron James was 6 weeks

LeBron James has been out with a groin injury since the Los Angeles Lakers’ victory on Christmas Day against the Golden State Warriors. While the best-case scenario was a three-week recovery, agent Rich Paul revealed to Sam Amick of The Athletic that a worst-case scenario was six weeks. Paul noted that LeBron suffered a Grade […] The post Worst-case injury scenario for LeBron James was 6 weeks appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Los Angeles Times

LeBron James cleared to practice for Lakers

LeBron James has been cleared to practice after being examined by Lakers doctors on Wednesday, the team announced. James suffered a groin strain on Dec. 25 in the third quarter against the Warriors. He was originally listed as day-to-day, but that kind of injury typically takes weeks to heal. James’...

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Lakers star LeBron James cleared to return to practice next week

The Los Angeles Lakers announced on Wednesday that superstar small forward LeBron James has been cleared to return to practice next week. LeBron James suffered a left groin injury on Christmas Day against the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena. The Lakers are just 4-7 since LeBron went down. LeBron James has been cleared to […] The post Lakers star LeBron James cleared to return to practice next week appeared first on ClutchPoints.

The Rockets are threatening the Warriors' chances to three-peat – Max Kellerman | First Take

Max Kellerman says the Houston Rockets are a legit threat to the Golden State Warriors because of James Harden’s greatness, Chris Paul coming back from injury, and the Warriors looking vulnerable. Stephen A. Smith however disagrees saying the Warriors don

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Will the Warriors get revenge against the Nuggets, favored by a single point?

Golden State can claim the top seed in the Western Conference and avenge their loss to the Nuggets on Tuesday. The Golden State Warriors’ revenge tour on the road will continue in Denver, where they can get even for their first loss of the season to the Nuggets while also earning the best record in the Western Conference. Here we discuss the odds and analysis from a betting perspective. When: Tuesday January 15th, 2018 at 6:00pm PST. Where: Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado TV: NBC Sports Bay Area Line: Warriors -1, total is at 228 Injuries: Trey Lyles (wrist) is questionable, Gary...

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Los Angeles Lakers vs. Chicago Bulls: Game 44 preview, odds, live stream

The Los Angeles Lakers will look to snap their losing streak tonight against the visiting Chicago Bulls and we have all the information you need to watch the game! The Los Angeles Lakers have fallen on tough times. Injuries have derailed them since their victory over the Golden State Warriors on Christmas Day. LeBron James […] Los Angeles Lakers vs. Chicago Bulls: Game 44 preview, odds, live stream - Lake Show Life - Lake Show Life - A Los Angeles Lakers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Draymond Green claims there’s no five better defenders than him, still confident in winning DPOY

Despite a slow start to the season and a toe injury that took away 13 games through the early stretch, Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green is extremely confident in his chances to regain the title of Defensive Player of the Year. “There ain’t five players in this league that are better than me defensively,” […] The post Draymond Green claims there’s no five better defenders than him, still confident in winning DPOY appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Lakers’ Luke Walton says LeBron James isn’t depressed, just ‘eager to get back’

LeBron James is slated to miss his 11th straight contest against the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday after suffering a groin injury on Christmas Day against the Golden State Warriors. The Los Angeles Lakers knew this would be unchartered waters for James and quickly came to a three-week timetable after examination, an absence head coach Luke […] The post Lakers’ Luke Walton says LeBron James isn’t depressed, just ‘eager to get back’ appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Lakers news: Luke Walton expecting LeBron James’ next status update to bring ‘good news’

Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James injured his groin during the Lakers’ win over the Golden State Warriors on Christmas and has been sidelined ever since. Both James and the Lakers have been suspiciously cryptic about the injury, leading many to believe that James’ issue is more severe than originally thought. Head coach Luke Walton […] The post Lakers news: Luke Walton expecting LeBron James’ next status update to bring ‘good news’ appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Lakers had 3-week timetable for LeBron James soon-after groin injury, won’t rush him back

The Los Angeles Lakers had an initial broad timetable of three weeks for LeBron James upon suffering a groin injury in the third quarter of a Christmas Day win over the Golden State Warriors, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic/Stadium. Latest on LeBron James and a groin strain that had a minimum three-week recovery. […] The post Lakers had 3-week timetable for LeBron James soon-after groin injury, won’t rush him back appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Can the Warriors beat Luka Doncic in Dallas and cover their third straight game?

Golden State will try to beat the Mavericks in Dallas for the first time this season. The Golden State Warriors are coming off of back-to-back blowouts and could use that momentum as they embark on a long road trip, starting against a hot Mavericks team that beat the Dubs in Dallas as underdogs. Here we discuss the odds and analysis from a betting perspective. When: Sunday January 13th, 2019 at 4:00pm PST. Where: American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas TV: NBC Sports Bay Area Line: Warriors -6, total is at 228 Injuries: J.J. Barea (Achilles) is out and Dennis Smith Jr. (back) is...

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Draymond Green remains confident about winning DPOY despite injuries

Warriors forward Draymond Green reports feeling fully healthy and in shape for the second half of the season

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Dominque Wilkins has mentored DeMarcus Cousins during rehab

After a lengthy spell on the sidelines following surgery on his injured left Achilles, DeMarcus Cousins will be making his Golden State Warriors debut within the next week or so. As it turns out, one man who helped the 28-year-old on his road to recovery is NBA legend Dominique Wilkins. Wilkins — who himself rose […] The post Dominque Wilkins has mentored DeMarcus Cousins during rehab appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Luke Walton wants LA to learn from loss to Knicks ahead of game vs. Cavs

The Los Angeles Lakers have continued to struggle without superstar LeBron James in their lineup. James has been sidelined with a groin injury and hasn’t played for the team since the third quarter of their Christmas Day showdown with the Golden State Warriors. After two impressive wins against the Dallas Mavericks and Detroit Pistons, the […] The post Luke Walton wants LA to learn from loss to Knicks ahead of game vs. Cavs appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Taurean Prince close to returning, questionable Sunday vs. Bucks

Taurean Prince, who suffered an ankle injury during the Atlanta Hawks against the Golden State Warriors last December, is making significant progress with his recovery and is expected to suit up for the Hawks anytime soon according to Atlanta Journal’s Chris Vivlamore. Taurean Prince getting close to return. He has been upgraded to questionable for […] The post Taurean Prince close to returning, questionable Sunday vs. Bucks appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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What DeMarcus Cousins learned from other NBA players with Achilles injuries

Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins consulted with Dominique Wilkins, Kobe Bryant, Rudy Gay, Wesley Mathews and Jonas Jerebko about recovering from Achilles injuries

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Bulls vs. Golden State Warriors preview and open thread

losing by less than 20 is a win Chicago Bulls (10-31) vs. Golden State Warriors (27-14) 9:30 p.m., NBC Sports Chicago Injury Report: Chicago Bulls star Zach LaVine is listed as probable for the game tonight because of left ankle soreness. This is the same ankle that he sprained at the end of December. DeMarcus Cousins is eyeing the Jan. 18 matchup against the Los Angeles Clippers for his season debut. That’s good news for the Bulls tonight. Shaun Livingston was a full participant in practice yesterday and the Warriors have listed him as probable for tonight (left knee). The Last...

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An Unorthodox Approach To 76ers Title Contention

Simulating one bizarre way the Sixers can vault themselves into title contention. First, let’s look at the Points Per Possession chart: Obviously this is based off 40 games, doesn’t factor in strength of schedule or long-term injuries, but you get a good sense of who the league’s best and worst teams are. Here’s my tiered rankings: Tier 1 — Title Contenders Milwaukee Bucks Golden State Warriors Toronto Raptors Tier 2 — Cinderellas Boston Celtics Denver Nuggets Oklahoma City Thunder Indiana Pacers Houston Rockets Philadelphia 76ers Tier 3 — Fringe...

Demarcus Cousins' return raises major questions for Warriors | Jalen & Jacoby

Ryen Russillo and David Jacoby break down if DeMarcus “Boogie” Cousins’ return from injury will be positive for the Warriors or complicate the defending champions’ dynamic. ✔